Friday, 20 July 2012

How did we manage this?

We have the honour of running the world's most important sporting event. We've managed to make it into something that now seems more like a quadrennial party for police, security guards and lawyers in which they get to run free without any restraints imposed by reason or common sense. How did that happen?

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Why you shouldn't eat your dog, but you should be in favour of free enterprise

An interesting video from an economics professor:

Watch out for the snippet that doesn't seem to be made a fuss of, for some reason.  During the age of globalisation, poverty (as measured by the number of people on less than $1 per day) has reduced by 80%.

(With a discreet tip of the hat to The Filthy Engineer)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Quote of the Week

I just have to re-blog this:
In the political language of today, people who want to keep what they have earned are said to be “greedy,” while those who wish to take their earnings from them and give it to others (who will vote for them in return) show “compassion.”
By Thomas Sowell,  drawn to my attention by Richard and Counting Cats.